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Pasco County, Florida

Pasco County

Pasco County was created on June 2, 1887 from Hernando County. This county was named for Samuel Pasco (1834–1917), United States Senator at the time of creation of the county.

The Pasco County Seat is located in Dade City also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Pasco County are Hernando County (north), Sumter County (northeast), Polk County (southeast), Hillsborough County (south), Pinellas County (southwest).

Incorporated Cities and Towns located in Pasco County include Dade City, New Port Richey, Port Richey, San Antonio, St. Leo, Zephyrhills.

Pasco County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Pasco County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Pasco County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Pasco Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Pasco Co. Historical Events (published in 1944):

  • This region was first visited by white men when Navae's army passed through in 1528.
  • The Indian Population: at that time was small.
  • White settlement amounted to little until after the Civil War.
  • St. Leo's College, one of Florida's outstanding Catholic Schools, is located in Pasco County.

Pasco County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Pasco County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Pasco County Courthouse and Government Records

Pasco County Courthouse

Researchers often fail to notice the importance of Pasco County court, probate, and land documents as a source of family history and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Florida courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of the many Florida residents.

The chances are great that your chosen ancestors have left a detailed record of at least a number of factors of their lives in the Pasco County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Pasco county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

Make sure you call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details before visiting or inquiring about information because of in some cases changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of employees will assist individuals in obtaining the materials, but it is up to the person to undertake the researching.
  • Pasco County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 338, New Port Richey, FL 34656-0338
  • Pasco County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
    • Phone: (727) 847-8199
    • Marriage Records: 1887
    • Land Records: 1876
    • Probate Records: 1882 
    • Court Records: 1887
  • Pasco County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
  • Pasco County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.

Pasco County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Pasco County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Pasco County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Pasco Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pasco Co. FL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Pasco Co. FL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Pasco Co. FL Census Records

Pasco Co. FL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Pasco Co. FL Church & Bible Records

Pasco Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pasco Co. FL General and History Websites

Pasco Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Pasco Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pasco Co. FL Military Records

Pasco Co. FL Schools & Directories

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